Councilman Barry Grodenchik wants his former counsel and campaign manager to be his successor in the City Council.
Last week, Grodenchik endorsed Steve Behar’s bid to replace him to represent District 23 in northeast Queens.
Behar ran Grodenchik’s campaign in 2015, and then served as his counsel for five years.
“Steve knows City Hall inside and out and will be ready to serve our district on day one,” Grodenchik said. “No other candidate has the experience and the knowledge to be ready to immediately fight for our district.”
Behar said he will seek to continue Grodenchik’s legacy of funding schools, libraries and parks, supporting small businesses and addressing hunger in the city.
The candidate spent the last five weeks battling COVID-19, including a week-long stint in the hospital. Now he’s back on the campaign trail.
Grodenchik is not term-limited, but announced last year that he will not run for re-election.
Nearly a dozen candidates have announced their run for office, including Behar, Seth Breland, Christopher Fuentes-Padilla, Sanjeev Jindal, Jaslin Kaur, Linda Lee, Debra Markell, Mandeep Sahi, Koshy Thomas and Harpreet Singh Toor.